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Highest Paying Cities for Human Resources Managers

The top 100 highest paying cities for human resources managers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of human resources managers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $162,920, Newark-Union, Pennsylvania is the highest paying city for human resources managers. It is followed by San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (average annual salary $157,090). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of human resources managers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Human Resources Managers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$162,920
1,330
2 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$157,090
1,840
3 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$153,830
2,220
4 Ithaca, New York
$150,860
60
5 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$148,720
3,820
6 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$148,240
3,650
7 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$146,330
4,410
8 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$144,250
280
9 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$142,410
770
10 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$141,920
1,450
11 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$140,860
870
12 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$139,560
560
13 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$137,660
760
14 Glens Falls, New York
$136,900
30
15 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$136,150
10,990
16 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$135,940
1,080
17 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$135,900
960
18 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$134,440
2,680
19 Framingham, Massachusetts
$134,130
310
20 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$133,030
400
21 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$132,200
950
22 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$132,180
130
23 Salisbury, Maryland
$132,170
70
24 Wilmington, New Jersey
$131,900
330
25 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$131,590
1,820
26 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$131,510
1,010
27 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$131,450
8,830
28 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$131,160
2,160
29 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$130,980
2,010
30 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$130,500
3,660
31 Dutchess County-Putnam County, USA
$130,300
70
32 Nashua, New Hampshire
$130,080
160
33 Merced, California
$129,410
80
34 Elizabethtown, Kentucky
$129,230
50
35 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$129,140
300
36 Camden, New Jersey
$128,030
310
37 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$127,910
90
38 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$127,760
4,820
39 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$126,950
1,160
40 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$126,520
7,630
41 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$125,700
2,530
42 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$125,030
160
43 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$124,930
270
44 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$124,820
5,950
45 Boulder, Colorado
$124,680
160
46 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$123,600
270
47 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$123,580
160
48 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$123,470
80
49 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$123,130
130
50 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$122,980
340
51 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$122,920
50
52 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$122,200
2,350
53 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$121,980
1,350
54 Jackson, Michigan
$121,590
80
55 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$121,540
2,530
56 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$120,870
4,140
57 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$120,690
110
58 San Rafael, USA
$120,540
150
59 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$120,370
330
60 Napa, California
$119,590
80
61 Danbury, Connecticut
$119,110
110
62 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$118,720
90
63 Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan
$118,540
70
64 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$118,210
160
65 Midland, USA
$118,090
30
66 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$117,920
560
67 Bloomington, USA
$117,830
n/a
68 Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$117,500
30
69 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$117,480
140
70 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$116,610
500
71 Charlottesville, Virginia
$116,340
80
72 Huntsville, Alabama
$116,240
190
73 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$116,180
790
74 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, Massachusetts
$116,070
30
75 Olympia, Washington
$116,030
110
76 Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$115,890
50
77 New Bedford, Massachusetts
$115,060
40
78 Greeley, Colorado
$115,020
30
79 Warner Robins, Georgia
$114,650
n/a
80 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$114,610
240
81 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$114,520
5,510
82 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$114,420
860
83 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$114,410
3,560
84 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$114,370
870
85 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$114,340
1,510
86 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$114,340
3,850
87 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$114,290
50
88 Midland, Texas
$114,170
80
89 Rochester, New York
$114,140
400
90 Sheboygan, Wisconsin
$114,050
90
91 Tacoma, Washington
$113,550
180
92 Syracuse, New York
$113,450
180
93 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$113,210
490
94 St Louis, Missouri
$113,160
980
95 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$113,140
1,580
96 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$112,820
540
97 Richmond, Virginia
$112,430
540
98 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$112,150
920
99 Kankakee-Bradley, Illinois
$112,010
40
100 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$111,800
100
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